There were no changes to the top five of either major college basketball poll, but former top ten squad Xavier was punished harshly for its home loss to Oral Roberts.
A week void of any major upsets meant no changes in the top five of this week's Associated Press Top 25 or USA Today/ESPN Top 25.
Unbeaten Syracuse remained at No. 1 in both polls, garnering 30 of 31 first-place votes from the coaches and 53 of 64 from the AP. Ohio State, Kentucky and Louisville held on to spots 2-4 in both polls. North Carolina rounded out the AP top five, while the coaches again opted for rival Duke.
The lone team to fall out of the top ten was Xavier, which was beaten by Oral Roberts by 22 on Saturday in a game the Musketeers played without three suspended starters. They fell from No. 8 to No. 14 in the AP poll and from No. 9 to No. 15 in the coaches poll.
Here are your full polls for this week:
The Associated Press Top 25 Poll
|2||Ohio State (5)||10-1||1474||2|
|Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 88, San Diego State 67, Stanford 61, Saint Louis 33, Gonzaga 23, Kansas State 22, Texas A&M 18, Wichita State 8, Alabama 8, Cleveland State 7, Northern Iowa 7, California 5, Vanderbilt 5, Northwestern 4, Ohio 3, Long Beach State 2, Indiana State 1|